Today we lead a busier lifestyle than ever before. With many of you working full time and leading busy social lives, how can you ensure you keep your energy levels high and avoid burning out? Apart from having the odd Netflix day to recharge, nutrition plays a huge role in being able to live the life you desire. 

A balanced diet is key to providing you with the energy you need to make the most of each and every day. Starting the day with a nutrient dense and balanced breakfast is the perfect way to set you up for the day ahead. Here are three simple and nutritious breakfast ideas…

 

  • Chia Seed Pudding.

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    Packed full of protein, chia seed pudding is a great option for anyone who likes something sweet in the morning. Avoid the empty calories of sugary cereals which will only result in a sugar crash later in the morning, instead choose chia seeds, which provide a natural source of protein.


    To make, take a jar and add half a cup of chia seeds. Mix with two cups of coconut or almond milk, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract and half a teaspoon of cinnamon. Place the lid on the jar and shake well. Pop in the refrigerator and leave overnight, then serve with blueberries.


    A breakfast high in protein is proven to keep you fuller for longer. Due to the low sugar quantity, this recipe also avoids a blood sugar spike, which is the cause of that horrible mid-morning crash.

     

  • Avocado and Raspberry Smoothie
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    For breakfast on the go you can’t beat a smoothie! This lovely little recipe includes healthy fats that will set you up well for the day, and is so quick to blitz up.


    In a blender  add the flesh of one avocado, a cup of raspberries, one teaspoon of honey, half a cup of full fat Greek yoghurt (the reduced fat versions are usually high in added sugar) and one cup of soy or almond milk. Blend until smooth, then pop into a bottle to have on the go. If you want to add a protein hit simply use half an avocado instead and replace the other half with a scoop of vanilla protein power.

     

  • Morning Scramble
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    If you’ve got a little more time, eggs are a great way to start the day. Full of protein, eggs will keep you full until lunchtime and will provide the body with the fuel you need to be at the top of your game. Add in a few veggies to make this breakfast even more nutrient dense.


    To make crack three eggs into a frying pan and mix a little until the mixture starts to cook and set. Add in your vegetables, we love adding spinach and mushrooms, you can even up the protein level by adding chorizo or prawns. Cook until everything is firm and serve. It’s as simple as that!

     

    Today we lead a busier lifestyle than ever before. With many of you working full time and leading busy social lives, how can you ensure you keep your energy levels high and avoid burning out? Apart from having the odd Netflix day to recharge, nutrition plays a huge role in being able to live the life you desire. 

    A balanced diet is key to providing you with the energy you need to make the most of each and every day. Starting the day with a nutrient dense and balanced breakfast is the perfect way to set you up for the day ahead. Here are three simple and nutritious breakfast ideas…

     

  • Chia Seed Pudding.

  • [ Source: Ana Mihalic ]
     

    Packed full of protein, chia seed pudding is a great option for anyone who likes something sweet in the morning. Avoid the empty calories of sugary cereals which will only result in a sugar crash later in the morning, instead choose chia seeds, which provide a natural source of protein.


    To make, take a jar and add half a cup of chia seeds. Mix with two cups of coconut or almond milk, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract and half a teaspoon of cinnamon. Place the lid on the jar and shake well. Pop in the refrigerator and leave overnight, then serve with blueberries.


    A breakfast high in protein is proven to keep you fuller for longer. Due to the low sugar quantity, this recipe also avoids a blood sugar spike, which is the cause of that horrible mid-morning crash.

     

  • Avocado and Raspberry Smoothie
  •  

    [ source : Attribute ]

    For breakfast on the go you can’t beat a smoothie! This lovely little recipe includes healthy fats that will set you up well for the day, and is so quick to blitz up.


    In a blender  add the flesh of one avocado, a cup of raspberries, one teaspoon of honey, half a cup of full fat Greek yoghurt (the reduced fat versions are usually high in added sugar) and one cup of soy or almond milk. Blend until smooth, then pop into a bottle to have on the go. If you want to add a protein hit simply use half an avocado instead and replace the other half with a scoop of vanilla protein power.

     

  • Morning Scramble
  •  

    If you’ve got a little more time, eggs are a great way to start the day. Full of protein, eggs will keep you full until lunchtime and will provide the body with the fuel you need to be at the top of your game. Add in a few veggies to make this breakfast even more nutrient dense.


    To make crack three eggs into a frying pan and mix a little until the mixture starts to cook and set. Add in your vegetables, we love adding spinach and mushrooms, you can even up the protein level by adding chorizo or prawns. Cook until everything is firm and serve. It’s as simple as that!